|Nothing like a little hot soup in a cup on a cold, rocky and rolly day on the water|
|You know it's cold when Ron puts on a jacket|
|Coming into Norfolk|
|I've been told that these are the "small" aircraft carriers|
|After a LONG day on the water these two ships' names had us hysterically laughing.|
Don't ask me why...
|In the morning Ron and Lexie had a slightly wet walk for the morning potty run.|
After being on the move for the last few days it was so nice to spend a couple days with family near Norfolk. We had some fabulous food, watched jets take off over our heads, turned Ron into a tiara-wearing princess and a human jungle gym (thanks to Ady and Juliette!), visited Virginia Beach on a blustery day and spent hours and hours just catching up. After a couple months of new faces, it was a nice treat to see some familiar faces again.
With our family fix now satisfied, it was back on the
road intracoastal waterway again, and this time we were tackling the Dismal Swamp. Sounds delightful right? As with any canal, a little bit goes a long way but there's no denying the scenery was pretty with flares of fall color starting to show and seeing that quintessential swampy North Carolina landscape. Someone told me that we didn't have to worry about alligators until we got to North Carolina so I was also on undercover (because Ron would laugh at me) gator-watching duty as well, naturally. None we spotted but I know there were some somewhere in there, sneaky little devils.
|In more locks. Although these people could learn a thing or two about|
efficiency from the Erie Canal. Or maybe it's a southern thing ;)
|Kind of a dismal day for the Dismal Swamp|
~Is there anyone who didn't see that one coming?!?~
|It may have been raining, but it was warm!!|
|Needs a little sprucing up|
|Not impressed with the scenery|
|Second (and last) lock.|